Tue.Jan 01, 2013

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Give Before You Get

Feld Thoughts

This first appeared in my LinkedIn Today column titled Give Before You Get. post unique content on LinkedIn a few times a month (I ultimately reblog it here) but if you want to get it when I first publish it and you are a LinkedIn member, simply follow me on LinkedIn. To understand the difference, here’s an example.

My simple ways to be a happier, smarter 30-something

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Real ice cream is melted at room temperature, but it’s cream and sugar; not gross. But if a Wendy’s Frosty melts, it’s weird. How-T

The Two Words That Determine Your Success In Life

Mike Michalowicz

Determine Your Success In Life With I Am  . More than just your business life. Every aspect of your life will change. What yields so much power?

13 New Year’s Resolutions to Work Happy in 2013

Startup Professionals Musings

Welcome to the New Year 2013! The right reason to start a business is not the money, challenge, or the prestige, but the chance to follow your dream.

Hate the Curves and Bored with Cruise Control

Life Beyond Code

This is the grand dilemma that many people face – when the roads are curvy, they complain what it takes to navigate all these curves.

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11 Things People Believe – But Shouldn’t


People often choose to believe in things that are just not true. Here are 11 things that a lot of us believe, but really shouldn’t. 1. Results.

The "Real Valuation" Is About Having Fun

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Ronen Shilo, founder of software company Conduit, talks about what his company's recent $1 billion valuations means--and doesn't mean--to him.

Is Making Money the Ultimate Validation?

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

From his perspective making something that had perceived monetary value meant that you had created something worth while.

A Year of Learning and Gratitude


Last year I made predictions for 2012; it was the first time I've done that. LEARNINGS It has been a year of learning as well.

Be a Pioneer not an Opportunist


As we turn over to a new year, it seems that everything old is new again. From retro typefonts to Instagram filters to the recent neon craze in the fashion world, it seems we are cycling back in time. And now I can’t open a tech blog without reading about the new bubble or the Series A crunch. I’ve seen this movie twice before as a VC.

2013 Top 10 Storage Trends: Hitachi Data Systems


Big data is coming, but are governments, companies and even individuals prepared for its eventuality? Dramatic Changes in OPEX and CAPEX.

Give Us the Rules and Let Us Go Kick Butt

Duct Tape Marketing

John Jantsch talks Fiscal Cliff on Wall Street Journal Radio. photo credit: Ennor via photopin cc. Listen to the 5 minute or so segment above.).

Use a checklist to control your email addiction

47 Hats

So what was your most terrible anti-productive habit in 2012? Mine was checking email. little unpacking is in order. Enter Cheddar.

The Voice of the Enterprise Customer

deal architect

It’s a privilege. Industry Commentary

Top Ten Posts in 2012

Scott Edward Walker

Happy New Year!  Below is a list of my top ten posts in 2012 based on pageviews.  Cheers, Scott. 1. Fundraising 101: Checklist for Entrepreneurs. 3. 

The big disruption opportunity in book publishing

deal architect

Apple says it has written $ 6.5 billion in royalty checks to iOS apps developers in the last few years. While my book had a section which shows the distribution of those checks is uneven, and this NY Times article. Industry Commentary

It's Good Enough. Ship It.

Constantly Learning

Being done always trumps perfection. All humans, to some extent, are perfectionists. Our ideas, projects, and productions are fragile. We doubt ourselves and don't want to be embarrassed by something we've put our name on. We think people we respect will laugh at us if our work isn't any good. don't think this is limited to creatives. Trust me.

New Year’s Day: Imagine by John Lennon - It seems cliche.

Mark Birch

New Year’s Day: Imagine by John Lennon - It seems cliche to start the new year with a song like Imagine.  It is routinely listed as one of a handful of best rock songs of all-time. The lyrics are prosaic, the emotional content touches upon the maudlin, and its aspirations seem hopelessly naive. Happy New Year and be well!


Happy New Year + Announcements Throughout January!

Startup Houston

Happy new year from all of us at Startup Houston! 2012 was a great year. But it’s January, and I’m not interested in looking backwards. Not here, at least. 2012 was great, but now it’s over. If you’re making a new year’s resolution to meet more people, Houston will have at least FORTY startup related events in 2013.

Feel free to borrow these New Year's resolutions

This is going to be BIG.

In 2012, I started my second company--a venture capital firm called B rooklyn Bridge Ventures. Becoming an entrepreneur again has been a ton of work, but incredibly rewarding. In the middle of 2011, I started following the Four Hour Body diet and exercise routine. Running is boring for me--but racing. race is something I can get fired up about.